Top 10 must haves for the RETRO look

Megha ChaturvediJan 21 2011

Once again, the signature look from the biker/punk trend comes under the fashion radar. The late ’80s and early ’90s was all about loud accessories and leather clothing which ultimately evolved into the biker chic look.

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main pic

As far as style goes, no decade is fairly as no-no-notorious as the 80s. This was the era when MTV revolutionized fashion. For some it was nothing but bad hair, worse clothing and music that often had more to do with machines than talent.

The clothes worn in the 80s portrayed people who were trying to find themselves. They looked for ways to express their creativity and individuality. Men wore heavy makeup and grew long hair. Women wore short hair and layers of clothing. Both sexes were looking for an identity.

Finally the fashion of this era is back with the bang than ever. Below is the list of top 10 things that you must have if you are trying that punk look:

makeup
makeup

1.

Makeup

So how do you come up with a look that is distinctly 80’s? For starters, 80s fashion style is quite easy to achieve: a bright colored matching dress or a skirt suit with matching huge shoulder pads, acid wash jeans, or big shirts to go with tight skirt or tights are good starting points . Spice up your look with an attention-grabbing pastel plastic jewelry, bangle, or metallic belts.

victoria b polka
victoria b polka

2.

Polka dots:

Polka dots are back! And they’re going to be hot well into spring, so stock up on this pretty print now.

ear
ear

3.

Hanging earrings:

You know how cute Christmas ornaments look on a tree? During the 80s we thought the same would apply to our ears. Huge earrings from various costume jewelry collections were all the rage and if your earrings didn’t touch your shoulder, they weren’t big enough.

legwarmers
legwarmers

4.

Leg Warmers

One more of one of the top 10 80s style fads was that of leg warmers. Could be worn with a cute mini skirt. You would think why would one wear such contrast mini skirt and warmers? Whatever our reasoning was at the time, at least one or two pairs of leg warmers could be found in every girl’s dresser.

hair bands
hair bands

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Broad hair bands:

Hair bands are no more the boring accessory worn only by schoolgirls. They are now a rage among teenagers and even young women, andare available in a medley of colours and designs.

fingerless gloves
fingerless gloves

6.

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves were another odd 80s fashion craze, and it seems to be coming back into style. From fable buff to punk-rock fans, fingerless gloves were in style with quite a variety of 80s genres. The fingerless gloves are forever interconnected with Madonna's look in the mid-80s in her boy toy phase.

sun glasses
sun glasses

7.

Big sun glasses

They are still in fashion this season and are guaranteed to enjoy unprecedented popularity in the future.

shoulderpad
shoulderpad

8.

Shoulder Pads

Shoulder pads may very well be the worst of the top 10 80s fashion fads.. Why on earth did we want to make our shoulders look bigger? Maybe it had something to do with woman's lib and the assertion of power that women were beginning to have in the work place? Rank speculation. Whatever the reason, we wore shoulder pads often and we did so with pride.

shoes
shoes

9.

Footwear from 80’s

Sneakers, in particular, were some of the most beloved shoes of the '80s. But the steal was surely the pump shoes with the miniskirts.

80s hair
80s hair

10.

Hair style

The hair styles of the 80’s rely heavily on hairspray, mousse and gels (lots of it). Big hair, feathered and strangely colored with neon streaks, and faux hawk were definitely in. You can adopt these styles or go for a slicked bob one for sorties’ or simply go with a high pony tail on the side of your head.

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